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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: How old were you at your first Dead show?

Riffing off of the recent talk, I don't know if this thread has been done before, but I thought it would be an interesting little experiment.

How old were you when you saw your first Dead show?

And do you think that the GD experience, vibe, scene, ethic, atmosphere, "IT" or whatever, had an impact on your course in life? If so, how?

For instance, I was 19, and I would say that yes, the scene had an impact on me. It's a bit difficult to disentangle the impact of the Dead thing from all of the other things going on in my life at that time (like drugs, for instance, or going to college), but the music and that scene, for better or for worse, changed me -- I think for the better, but it's hard to know these things for sure.

None of this should be too surprising, given that I was a rebellious and impressionable 19-year-old when I first saw them and saw my last show when I was 24. I'd be curious if people who saw the Dead during other stages of their life feel differently.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

14 - 2/13/70 - Fillmore East with The Allman Brothers Band and Arthur Lee's Love

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jan 24, 2013 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

Only a guess .I'm going to say 17 at the Fillmore East. I've already explained how I just didn't get it the first time around but I knew there was something special.I went back 27 more times.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 23, 2013 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

I was a 21 year-old hippie for my 1st shows at Nassau Coliseum, March 1973
this photo documents some glass cuts and stitches after my Aug 10, 1973 car wreck
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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

I too was 19 . It was at the Shrine in LA, 10/14/76 . It enjoyed enough to see them again on 2/26/77 in San Berdoo . The contrast between those shows got me . And I did like the "vibe" of the happy, goofy, audience . There was a bit of a relaxed "you are home" feel with the whole deal .
Here is a link to some of the newspaper adds, etc. I saved . Some of you will be amused . I have posted this before .
http://archive.org/details/DeadShowsEtc.ISaw

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 24, 2013 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

I was 15. I was at my friends house, smoking herb and getting high for the first time. He had a CD with a mix of good smoking songs that he got from his hippie friend a few towns over. That was the first time I heard Shakedown Street, Terrapin Station, and Uncle John's Band.

Really liked these tunes compared to the death metal that my smoking buddy was listening to most of the time so I'd beg him to put that CD on every time but he usually did not comply.

Then, later in high school, the age of music downloading comes about and I got a bunch of random tracks from Napster, Limewire, etc.. I remember having the album version of Cumberland Blues, the Live/Dead Dark Star, the E72 China Cat with no Rider. I always wondered why it cut off right in the middle of such a sweet piece of music.

Then came my first show, The Dead on Summer Tour in 2004. I only remember getting way too drunk in the parking lot and my head spinning from the extremely psychedelic music. I learned quickly that copious amounts of alcohol and GD music was a horrible combination.

Fast forward to the summer before university and I discover the Archive. My freshman year was spent listening to lots of pre-hiatus GD. I discovered the other half of China Cat, I realized what came after Dark Star, I found you crazy forum peoples, and I became a head.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

16; did two BIG things that year (ahem, guess) one of which was the DEAD.

Note, however, that I was a huge fan waiting to come of age to drive to SF...I had been listening to them and them primarily since 1970.

You may not think this is important, but there should be two questions: age of first show, age you became a HEAD?

Mine is 13 for the later, if we use when you wrote in to the addy on S&R.

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Poster: dehead Date: Jan 23, 2013 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

18 at first show May 1978 Spectrum.

I lived next to a girl in college who had hundreds of tapes and listened almost exclusively to GD. She would play different tapes and urge me to "listen to this". I never really understood her excitement until after seeing the first show. Then I understood.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

I went over in reverse.

First show I was 18, but I didn't consider myself truly "turned" until a few months later.

I initially went along with friends because it sounded like it would be a cool party. Thoroughly enjoyed it to be sure, but I didn't leave thinking I had to gather every known recording of Scarlet/Fire before I died. This happened a little bit later while listening to a show on tape in a friend's dorm room while sampling Nature's bounty. For whatever reason I heard something coming out of the speakers on that sunny afternoon that had always been just out of reach up to that point. Can't really describe it, but I have a feeling I don't need to in this place. The closest I can come is saying my Inner Eye was opened and gazed out at the world in a whole new way. This would later become what my wife calls The Day My Brain Stood Still.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Mystery of The Festival Express - my hippie story reposted from Sept, 4, 2010

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The Unknown Student sculpture in front of Rochdale

What I'd personally like to know is, did the Grateful Dead ever have enough time to make the scene at Rochdale College in 1970? If they did, what did they think of that place?

250px-Former_Rochdale_College.JPGRochdale College was the place to be in Toronto during the late '60s and early '70s. It was located on Bloor Street nearby the famous intersection with Yonge Street.

Rochdale was the home of hippies, utopians, acid heads, exotic dancers, bikers, flower children, American draft dodgers, Portuguese draft dodgers, feminists, communards, lost souls, found souls, kids, Krishnas, irritating primal screamers, slackers, drifters, grafters, and drug dealers of every size, shape, disposition, and level of intelligence and style.

Rochdale College was an 18-floor building housing an entire police-free counter-cultural community in the center of Toronto, Ontario. Rochdale was to Canada what Haight-Ashbury, People's Park, the Chelsea Hotel, and a dozen other counter-cultural enclaves were to the United States. According to the CBC Archives, by 1971 Rochdale had become known as "North America's largest drug distribution warehouse." Hash, pot, and LSD were in large supply.

A longtime friend of mine had a sister who lived there with a very cool guy from Haight-Ashbury whom she married. They were American draft dodgers who moved to Canada in order for him to avoid being sent to Vietnam. Many people living there, including this dude, ran small businesses as dope dealers and beer dealers. These people maintained 3 separate rooms inside: their store; their storeroom; and their living quarters. I went to Rochdale numerous times from 1971 to 1973. Me and my friend learned how to easily smuggle stuff back and forth. This is how I maintained my very incredible stash. I made enough money to cover the meager expenses.

I wrote a lengthy posting on this forum about me dropping acid and smoking bowls of Nepalese hash while taping GD at RFK Stadium in 1973. Rochdale is where that incredible dope came from!

People could and did graduate from Rochdale College in a variety of ways. Tuition for the B.A. granting course is $25.00. Course length is 24 hours, and the degree was awarded on answering of a skill testing question. Tuition for the M.A. granting course is $50.00. During this course, the length of which will be determined by the student, the student will be required to answer a skill testing question of his choice. For a Ph.D. the tuition is $100.00 and there will be no questions asked.

Rochdale was the largest co-op residence in North America. The college's modern architecture was uniquely designed for communal living. Some areas were divided into independently operated communal units of about a dozen bedrooms (called ashrams), each with its own collective washroom, kitchen and dining room. Each unit was responsible for collecting rent and maintaining its own housekeeping. Other areas consisted of bachelor, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. On the first and second floor were common areas used for socialization, education, and commercial purposes. The roof was accessible from the 17th floor. It was used for sunbathing.

clothing was optional when sunbathing on Rochdale's rooftop
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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 24, 2013 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

18..as in at my first show.

I didn't "SELL EVERYTHING" until after my first show. From that point on I made sure I saw every show I could. Before then I had no idea just how incredible it could be, and there was no way anyone would have been able to explain it to me, I can't explain it to you now. Seems like it might be a calling, not a choice.

I had been listening to the Dead for quiet a while- I was a 60's music lover. Cool stuff, very pleasing and psychedelic. really fun stuff to get baked and listen to. Mostly E72. But I was into all kinds of other stuff - and the Dead was just a small part of that. I was actually a full blown Beattles head at the time - and John got killed 3 weeks before that first show. After that show it was pretty much 24/7 GD all the time. Everything else just seemed lifeless and contrived. Plus most of the stuff I liked wasn't being performed anymore, and those that still were had lost it by then(Stones, Who, Moody Blues, Floyd, etc). So if I wanted to hear IT live I had to go to a Dead show.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 24, 2013 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

"Head"-seeds were planted at 16 but it took that tree several years to fully develop

"Show"-sadly never...first post-Jerry Dead related show-48

"Scene"-to paraphrase The Who:
I'm not gonna take it
Never did and never will
I'm not gonna take it
Gonna break it, gonna shake it
Just forget it better still

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

A head? 21 yrs old.
My first GD Show - 10/9/76 when I was 29

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Chuck: you do know that the three of us, BryanE, you and I were all (together) at those Day on the Green Who/Dead shows, right? Whether we observed IT or it, I dunno.

That was BE's FIRST show, and now I know it was yours too!?

Interesting...I'd been to many by then, but still...I much preferred the ones inside, given the size issue (I could hardly see them that weekend).

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:52pm
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wow we were all there, go figure! ;)

What I'm not sure of is which day I went. I went when the GD opened in the afternoon but I've read many conflicting reports between the 9th & 10th.

I assume the GD opened on the 9th and The Who opened on the 10th

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 6:06pm
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This is my memory and I'm sticking to it. Of course I am now getting SS.

The Who opened on the 9th and I was overwhelmed with how wonderful they were. They were so different when Keith Moon was alive. The Dead were good, but I didn't think great. I had five years under my belt including the retirement shows and a bunch of Hollywood Bowls etc. A tie.

The next day the Dead opened and they were much more aggressive and they killed. God were we thrilled. Then the Who came on and after a few songs, my friends and I looked at each other and said 'it's the same damn show.' And we left.

And I'm sticking to my story. :)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Twasn't my first, but I was there too. Both days. Behind home plate if you look close enough.

"(I could hardly see them that weekend)."

I saw them in my mind. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:17pm
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Cool! Thx for chiming in, DH...

Assume you caught the sad biz about BE, a few wks back, whether you knew him as a poster hereabouts or not, I dunno.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 3:15pm
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I didn't know him but the situation moved me. Right now, I've been living in San Luis Obispo for the past few weeks doing hospice care for my MIL who is just about to pass. It's been quite exhausting emotionally - coming here to the Archives to bicker about IT has been very therapeutic. Makes me appreciate our odd and diverse family all the more. Of course of which you are still the PM!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 24, 2013 9:28am
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My condolences to you an your family D..

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:24pm
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DH, I know Monterey is a bit of drive from SLO, but if you see something on our calendar at GST in Monterey that strikes your fancy, pop a post and I'll see what I can do. I understand bigger things on your plate, but might be a nice respite.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:57pm
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Thanks bd. That's a very kind offer. I think we're very close to the end here. When it happens, we'll spend a few days wrapping up here as much as we can and then we're getting out of Dodge. We've been here going on 3 weeks. She's giving us her old Honda so it's a two day haul back up I-5 to old Seattle town and a reintroduction to my son who has been enjoying a major dose of freedom. OTOH, due to the ridiculous weather around here lately, I have a sunburn in mid-January. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 7:09pm
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Hang in there, DH; yes, wife and I did that with my dad/mom, back to back (gosh...ten yrs ago now; 02-03 for the both of them), then w my MIL five yrs back. Crap. Exhausting. But, sometimes an opportunity for family togetherness (strangest of places, looking at it right? I hope that makes sense rather than sounding awk; my siblings and I became closer in any event).

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:05pm
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Thanks Tell. Appreciate your note. Unfortunately, it's just me and my wife. But yes, we've still been able to laugh with her and she's had bunches of friends come by and visit. It's just time. And we're exhausted. For sure Oregon and Washington rules about this type of scenario are more enlightened. Think I'll listen to a 73 Eyes of the World before bed tonight.

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Poster: huntr Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

show 15
head 14
scene 17

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 24, 2013 5:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old were you at your first Dead show?

15. 6/10/67. Walking down Bleecker Street past the Bitter End, the coffee shops, the first head shop I encountered, etc--it was like stepping through a mirror. My hair grew 2 inches, and my mind was blown to hell. Yes, I got it--Viola Lee Blues.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 2700 years old

We have all been here before...

I was 18 at the 1980 NYE show. I remember it like it was yesterday. Everything turned on a dime, like being "born again".

I had seen 20-30 other rock bands by that time - so I knew something was vastly different here. I had already been experimenting with the Kesey/McCenna/Leary/Huxley ideas. That is what led me to the Dead...subconsciously.

I came to see that there were actual, thinking, feeling humans on this planet afterall. People not afraid to question reality.

I saw at least one show every year after that until it all came to an end when Jerry died. And I mean "IT" all came to an end from that source. I always could find "IT" in other places, large festivals in India, 20 miles into the backcountry of Olympic National Park, on stage playing Dead music in front of an audience, driving 120 MPH through South Dakota at 3am, game 5 of the 1995 divisional series with the Yankees...

During my years of chasing "IT" I got a chemistry degree and a biology degree, worked in bio/pharm research for 10 years, travelled all over the place, got married - 23 years and counting, bought a house, I work in education now. I have a music studio in my house, people come over 3-4 times a week to jam/practice. 14 to 60 year olds. I'm doing my part to keep the spirit alive.

I saw 200+/- shows in my time. I never "toured", never sold sprout sandwices in the lot. I always had a job. For a few years(82-86) we ruled the rail at the Bay Area shows. Spent more time in line waiting to get in than actually at the shows.

The breakout of Box of Rain in March '86 was likely the highest single moment, but it was just that, a single moment in time, and the music had little to do with the extreme outburst of "IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" that night.

Strange coincidence follow me all of my years.

One good ride from start to end I'd like to take that ride again!

AGAIN!

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Jan 23, 2013 6:33pm
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15 years old. Greensboro, North Carolina October 9, 1983 with my best friend and his hippie parents. Tried to go twice before but didn't make it. I grew up in a family of Dead Heads who had seen shows starting in the mid seventies so I was very familiar with the music and behaviors of said crowd. Felt at home and welcomed. I ran into several people that I knew from my high school so that also helped give the scene some contextual point of reference that was comforting considering how high I was. The show wasn't sold out and they didn't sell tickets for the upper deck. I remember feeling extremely stoned and watching the silhouettes of two women dancing in the upper deck portals; one on each side of the stage, and being amazed that they danced the whole time. Saw the GD 81 times and JGB 56 times with a handful of other dead related shows in between. Last shows were the two Seattle shows and the three Eugene shows in June 1994.

As far as that whole 'it' conversation I just remember that in Central North Carolina in the early eighties Dead Heads were far and in between. That said, when you met somebody that liked the music they were an instant friend whether they had seen shows or not.

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:17pm
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ran into a rainstorm 5-15-81 at 16, but i'm pretty sure i wound up where i was heading regardless.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Jan 26, 2013 7:00pm
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I was 15 when it started and 16 when it ended.

First show was 11/2/79. Birthday 11/3/79. They played past midnight so my birthday hit during Casey Jones.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:58pm
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16, Boston Music Hall 6/12/76, The Grateful Dead already was having an impact in my life and that show just reinforced the "vibe".

I realized that we can share the woman and the wine, eat a burrito on the lot on acid and go home looking forward on doing it again and again.......

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:17pm
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Pretty similar to you, I'd say.

18, first semester freshman year, 1978. I was vaguely rebellious and trying to be artsy. I might have gone punk if they hadn't worn leather and spikes.

Having been a kid in the 60s, I could still point to magazine photos and imagery that was, to me, what College Was Supposed to Be. I was sorry that era was over and was drawn to any ways that it was still around. I was stuck in a small all-girls very preppy dorm, and I remember hearing through the grapevine that I was considered a hippie. (And it wasn't complementary.) But it made me think two things: One was "wait. Hippies are still around? WHERE?!?" And the other was, "Hey, I have an identity!" (Who isn't looking to have An Identity at 18?)

I basically hooked up with Deadheads because I was pretty lonely and depressed that first semester and saw a guy in the cafeteria with waist-length hair sitting all alone, too, and I thought he looked like someone I could actually talk to. We talked music, and he found out I'd never heard of the Dead (not just never heard them, never heard OF them) and we ended up in his dorm room listening to the Dead. He had tapes and toured and so on. I remember that my first reaction was, "I can see why you like them," and it went with what I tended to like (arty plus psychedelic), but it wasn't like OH WOW, THAT'S "IT"!

It was only a month or two later that the band came to town, so I went along. By then I had undoubtedly been well indoctrinated into what to expect. I don't know if I was a "Head" afterwards, but by the end of freshman year it was pretty much All Dead All The Time.

It definitely had a huge impact on me, but like you said, it's hard to disentangle it from other things. I mean, musically it was All Dead for a while, but it's not like that was my only interest in life or even in college by a long shot. (Although it's true that I did change my major so the schedule would fit around Dead shows. And then had the good sense to drop out for a while until I grew up a bit. A decision that I pretty much made DURING a Dead show. During Wharf Rat, actually.)

It was part of a fabric that all connected, though. I can't even possibly imagine what my life would be or even who I'd be without those experiences. One thing leads to another, but then you're drawn to things in the first place because of who you are innately, and so on ...

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Poster: pdm59 Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:50pm
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19 - 1979 Dane County Colosseum. That show reeled me in and turned me into a Head of sorts. My Headness, perhaps Headnicity, has evolved over the years especially after discovering the wealth and variety here at the archive.
In regards to attending shows and getting IT, I believe it was/is important for anyone who did attend but the IT is accessible to anyone open to the music.

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Poster: serious the dog Date: Jan 24, 2013 8:50am
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24. Ann Arbor. 79.

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:41am
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16 Cape Cod '79

don't remember much except the big green station wagon and the sandy parking lot

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:56am
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Ha! Those are fantastic pics. Thanks for that.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:48am
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I'm dying. I was 14 when I went to my first show and by the time I was 17 I inherited the family station wagon, which became known as "The Dead Mobile" by many.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:51am
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I also was the proud owner of a brown Cutlass Cruiser station wagon. We used to call it the Stealth Mobile (and sometimes the Suburban Assault Vehicle)as the boys in blue seemed to focus more on the stereotypical Head mobiles and we were able to sneak through many a check point seemingly unseen.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:30am
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20 years old, Winterland, October '67

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jan 23, 2013 9:01am
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16 also... Englishtown

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Poster: ll rain Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:28pm
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16 at MSG Oct.16th 1983 - last show 1993 San Diego CA

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Poster: JackDog Date: Jan 23, 2013 11:13am
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I was also 19 at my first show (Soldier Field '93). It was the summer after my freshman year in college and it was also my first road trip that wasn't a family vacation. We drove from Topeka, Kansas to Chicago, and the parking lot scene at Soldier Field was almost as amazing as the concerts. The GD experience definitely had positive impact on my life, from the friends that I've made to the jobs that I've had to the places that I've lived. If not for the Grateful Dead my life would be much blander and I wouldn't have had many of the best experiences of my life.

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Poster: McKush Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:42am
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i never got to see the dead live, but i was in san francisco on 8/9/95 at the ripe old age of 14.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Jan 26, 2013 7:00pm
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I was 15 when it started and 16 when it ended.

First show was 11/2/79. Birthday 11/3/79. They played past midnight so my birthday hit during Casey Jones.

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Poster: BVD Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:25pm
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17. Winter of 71' at The Felt Forum. 41 at my last show. Cal-Expo summer 94'.

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Poster: abilene22 Date: Jan 23, 2013 1:42pm
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Age 16, Winterland 1974. Like some others here, a bunch of us crammed into a friend's 67 Chevy Caprice wagon for the trip to SF. I do believe my last show was at Oakland Coliseum, 1990.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 23, 2013 3:51pm
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14, Nassau Coliseum 1/11/79

Me and my best friend chaperoned by my Mom, who was a little freaked out but seemed to enjoy it.

Walking the halls before the show, never forget some twirler girl ran up to me and my friend and yelled "Look!! Little Dead Heads!!!"